By Eric Sidewater
Reggie Stewart propelled Run TMC to their seventh-straight victory Tuesday night in a quarterfinal upset over Sportslook. Despite being outscored by six in the first quarter, the 6-seed Run TMC outscored 3-seed Sportslook by 24 over the final three frames, on their way to an 88-64 upset victory.
Stewart was all over the floor, and this was reflected on the stat sheet, finishing with 33 points, 16 rebounds, and seven assists. He continues to be a dynamic force for Run TMC, simultaneously boosting their talent level and unlocking the potential of their role players.
The Zocco brothers combined for five three-pointers, and Run TMC shot 54 percent on the night. Ty Alston chipped in a double-double with 12 points and 10 boards, and Matt Zocco had 19 points, hitting 3-of-9 shots from deep.
The first time Run TMC took on Sportslook, way back in week 2, they were held to five assists. With Stewart in the lineup, ball movement has been paramount as they collected 20 assists on the night. Coming into the game, it was important for Run TMC to limit the duo of Bryan Acevedo and Scott Corchard. Their game plan was evident, as they held these two players to 13-for-38 shooting from the floor and only 36 combined points.
Run TMC will take on 2-seed No Limit in the semifinals, who narrowly squeaked by the 10-seed Kekambas in their quarterfinal matchup without three-point marksman John Rullan. Run TMC’s length continues to give smaller teams trouble, but against No Limit, these advantages will be neutralized. An anticipated matchup, two Fall All-Stars will go head-to-head, where Reggie Stewart will be presumably matched up against opposing guard Tarell Vargas.